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1744 - Statue pedestal - Litomerice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 31.950 E 014° 07.998
33U E 438575 N 5598196
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of the former statue of St. Francis Xavier
Location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/28/2019 10:26:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM109QP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 9

Long Description:
The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal of the current the missing statue of St. Francis Xavier.

The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are not color-coded from the rest of the text.
The year 1744 from the chronogram referring to erection of the statue.


The chronogram: sInae et InDIae apostoLo VrbIs totIVs VICInae tVteLarI Magno XaVerIo
CZ: Cíny a Indie apoštolovi, mesta celého okolního strážci, velkému Xaverskému


Francis Xavier, S.J. (7 April 1506 – 3 December 1552), was a Navarrese Basque Roman Catholic missionary, born in Javier (Xavier in Navarro-Aragonese or Xabier in Basque), Kingdom of Navarre (present day Spain), and a co-founder of the Society of Jesus. He was a companion of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits who took vows of poverty and chastity at Montmartre, Paris, in 1534. He led an extensive mission into Asia, mainly in the Portuguese Empire of the time and was influential in evangelization work, most notably in India. The Goa Inquisition was proposed by St. Francis Xavier. He also was the first Christian missionary to venture into Japan, Borneo, the Maluku Islands, and other areas. In those areas, struggling to learn the local languages and in the face of opposition, he had less success than he had enjoyed in India. Xavier was about to extend his missionary preaching to China when he died on Shangchuan Island.


The general attributes of sculpture of St. Francis Xavier: crucifix; preacher carrying a flaming heart; bell; globe; vessel; young bearded Jesuit in the company of Saint Ignatius Loyola; young bearded Jesuit with a torch, flame, cross and lily


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Pozdne barokní sokl nezvestné sochy sv. Františka Xaverského, která stála na moste pres Labe, má na prední strane nápisovou kartuši. Po obou stranách je voluta s hlavou Indiána s celenkou s perím. Sokl i socha vznikly v roce 1744.
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: sInae et InDIae apostoLo VrbIs totIVs VICInae tVteLarI Magno XaVerIo

Pure chronogram?: yes

Natural chronogram?: no

Website explaining the chronogram: [Web Link]

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

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